The weekends in September at two of the Eckert's Farm locations: Belleville & Millstadt, are all about celebrating Applefest! Enjoy wagon rides, live entertainment, kids activities and carnival, festival food, pony rides, feeding goats, farm animal petting zoo, and of course, picking apples! Open on Labor Day, too, at the Belleville farm! Hours are 10am-5pm at BOTH locations. See website for more information and directions to each farm.
Eckert's in Belleville | Saturdays & Sundays, September 2nd - October 1st (PLUS Labor Day, September 4th) | 10am-5pm
Eckert's in Millstadt | Saturdays & Sundays, September 10th-25th | 10am-5pm
Visiting Eckert's in Belleville is a fun way to spend a day for the whole family! During the growing season, kids love to ride the wagons out into the fields to pick fruits such as apples, peaches or strawberries. Eckert's has pick-your-own pumpkins and Christmas trees, too! Seasonal activities include hayrides, craft making, wreath making, summer concert series, breakfast with Santa or the Easter Bunny, photo contests and more! There are three Illinois locations, the Belleville Farm, the Millstadt Farm and the Grafton Farm. Eckert's has the great distinction as being the largest pick-your-own orchard operation in the United States.
Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.